So does anyone else watch the Little League World Series? I’m pretty excited because my friend’s son is on one of the teams competing in Williamsport this year.
So I needed a baseball card and I used an image I found on a website selling hats to trace and create this shape card.
Isn’t that a terrible image to trace from? MTC didn’t think so. I did very little clean up, duplicated the hat, mirror imaged it and welded it. Pretty cool, eh?
I sized it so that it will fit in a standard envelope (4.25 x 5.5…think that’s A2? A4? Not sure), but I made an envelope out of some baseball paper I had left over.
To get this card to “stand,” you bend the bills out a little bit and it gives it kind of a 3-Dish look as well.I originally planned to have it say “thank you” on the front, but I had this cute baseball stamp so I went that direction and glued a star button on the front.
I used Worldwin Cutmates paper for the solid colors and some baseball patterned paper I picked up at Michael’s for the bill and the envelope. I used a swiss dot embossing folder for the blue part of the card.
I used the Zing
The settings were: 100 for the card stock, 80 for the patterned paper, speed 10 and red blade.Here is the file if you want to give it a go:
I thought I’d revisit the style of card I created for the Snow Scene Card I posted here but change it up for a spring/summer look, so instead of snowy buildings and trees I’ve opted for some bright sunny flowers. The card base has a cut away section and wraps around the card insert which then both become the front of your card. The cut file is available at the end of the post 🙂
Pic 1. Here are all of the elements within the cut file, the 2 green layers were cut from Smooth & Silky Cardstock which is nice and sturdy and all of the other elements were cut from Cutmates which is great for more intricate cuts:
Pic 2. Using wet glue to give me some wiggle room time, I glued the 2 green layers together and popped the flower heads into place. While I had the glue out, I also glued the 3 sun layers together:
Pic 3. I flipped the card over and added one strip of double sided tape along the left edge of the back inside the card:
Pic 4. I folded my insert and lined up the fold line with the left edge of the double sided tape:
Pic 5. You can now fold your card base and add your sun to the top of the insert layer with a 3D foam pad:
Pic 6. With a few enamel dots popped into the middle of the flowers for some extra dimension, my card is finished:
There are lots of Birthdays in my Family at this time of year so today I have made a Spring Flower card. I turned my card into a Birthday card but with a change of sentiment I think it could be suitable for many other occasions. Cutting the Latticed Daffodil was a breeze as I used CutMates Cardstock, it really is second to none when it comes to more intricate cuts. The Cut File is available at the end of this post 🙂
Pic 1. Below are the 3 layers you will find within the Cut File, I cut my card base and card front layer from Smooth and Silky Card then cut my lattice detail layer from Cutmates Card:
Pic 2. I first adhered the larger layer directly onto my Card Base with double-sided tape:
Pic 3. Next, I adhered the detail layer with some wet glue to give me some time to wiggle it into perfect placement:
Pic 4. I cut a simple banner shape then I picked a font from my computer to cut and use as my sentiment. I popped some 3d foam pads behind the ends of the banner to give my card some dimension and with that my card was finished:
We went to a wedding last weekend for some friends of Mr. Deb aka Mr. Krapikreate that belong to his motorcycle group. He asked me to make a card for them, so this is what I did. I forgot to take pictures of it before I gave it away, so all I have is this cell phone shot.
I took a couple of the card I gave Mr. Deb for his birthday one year because you can see the motorcycle a little better and how I had to make the shape card work. It’s not in the best condition because it’s a few years old and he had it stuck in the wainscoting in the wall. (yea, he’s weird).
Sorry. Cell phone pictures again.
banner punch (ek success)…yea, I cheated. I could’ve cut them out with the machine…but I got it on clearance and used it.
Motorcycle and Mr. and Mrs. lettering from Lettering Delights
red blade (that’s extremely dull, yet still cut this well).